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Walkers on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in west Cork: 46 per cent of all visitors from overseas engaged in walking or hiking while on holiday in Ireland.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Buoyed by the rip-roaring success of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route, tourism chiefs want to replicate it with a 440km off-road coastal path stret(...)

The North’s Department of Health says anyone who receives a positive antigen test should assume they are infectious and self-isolate immediately. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those who test positive for Covid-19 using a lateral flow test, or antigen test, in Northern Ireland will no longer need a PCR test to confirm that re(...)

It is great that Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has engineered continued access to the Erasmus programme for university students in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great Renaissance humanist Erasmus said he longed to be a citizen of the world. I’ve always liked this quote because it sums up so much of the un(...)

Police in Co Down dealing with an attempted cash machine theft at a petrol station at Carlisles’ on the Belfast Road in Ballynahinch. Photograph: Pacemaker.

A petrol station’s forecourt roof has been torn down in an attempted ATM robbery in Co Down during a weekend of attacks on cash machines in Northern I(...)

Caroline Wilson of Belfast Food Tours with  a group on  tour.

Imagine a meal that begins with the snap of crusty sourdough spread generously with Co Down’s golden Abernethy butter. Then move on to a plate of just(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport Carál Ní Chuilín said: “Rather than hiding from challenges or denying that the challenges exist, I am dealing with the challenges,” she said. “It’s called leadership.” File photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport has said her department is not dysfunctional and that she is still mystified by the resignation of nine Sport NI(...)